Welcome to a truly iconic venue – the home of Royal Ascot – with a legacy of excellence built and strengthened over the course of more than three centuries. Every year Ascot delights over 600,000 racegoers with 26 days of racing, entertainment and Fine Dining. Yet that’s not the whole story, as year-round we also create hundreds of memorable, bespoke events characterised by that same sense of occasion, attention to detail and exemplary service… a strong track record if you like!
The act of walking through Ascot’s historic gates gives an immediate sense of occasion that instantly lifts one’s spirits, raising a sense of excitement and anticipation of the experience to come. This feeling of a true destination, matched with an atmosphere of opportunity, makes Ascot a perfect place for your event.
Ascot’s versatile sets are your stage, our dedicated Events Team and world-class caterers your crew…whether your production is small-scale or epic in size, get ready for an inspired event and well-deserved directorial acclaim.
From foodie feasts and pop-up street stalls to barbeques, banquets and Fine Dining of the highest order, at Ascot we put food at the very heart of everything we create.
It will be our pleasure to help you find just the right location for your proposed event from the myriad of options across Ascot’s diverse array of Fine Dining Restaurants, Private Boxes and hospitality spaces. Fun and informal, original and quirky or elegant and exclusive, the choice of both venue and theme are yours to command.
Conferences • Exhibitions • Product Launches • Corporate Meetings • Away Days • Team Building •Private Dining •Entertaining • Summer Parties and Events • Christmas Parties • Weddings
We would be delighted to show you the full opportunity of what’s possible in person in order to give you the best sense of our amazing venue – please contact us to arrange a convenient time for a visit:
“Exclusively… Cliveden” The ETV team explores this historic venue.
There’s nothing quite so satisfying as poking around downstairs, is there? Steady on, I know the house is renowned for its shenanigans of a saucy nature, but I’m not talking about a fumble in the rosebushes – I mean a good old nose-about through someone’s sitting room, admiring their soft furnishings.
It was on one such wander at heavenly Cliveden that I came across one of the house’s hidden treasures. Careful readers will be racing ahead of me and imagine that I came across Christine Keeler’s discarded swimwear, or possibly one of Sir Winston Churchill’s still-smouldering cigars. But no: this little find was probably the secret of Viscount and Viscountess Astor’s happy marriage.
Her Ladyship famously disapproved of gentlemen overindulging in intoxicating liquor, probably due to her American upbringing. But her husband, Waldorf, was obviously a wily character, and if you ask the butler very nicely he’ll show you a hidden drinks cabinet, tucked away behind an unobtrusive piece of panelling, where Lord Astor would nip off for a cheeky snifter or two during tiresome dinner parties.
Cliveden is full of delicious discoveries like this, and the wonderfully friendly staff will enjoy showing off the many wonders of this jewel of the Thames Valley.
In picturesque Windsor, lies the historic and unique Beaumont Estate: an inspirational estate offering a leading conference venue, cutting edge meeting rooms, a stunning wedding venue along with a luxurious family hotel, all set in spectacular and extensive grounds.
The Estate itself comprises The White House, The Chapel, Beaumont House Conference Venue and The Village, with a total of 75 meeting rooms, all with natural daylight, and accommodating up to 550 delegates.
Along with the 429 bedrooms, this venue offers complete flexibility to meet a host of different conference and banqueting needs.
Located just 3 miles from Windsor Castle with Wentworth, Legoland, Thorpe Park and Ascot all under 15 minutes away. The M25, M4 and M3 motorways are within easy reach, London can be accessed by train within 40 minutes the nearest train station is 5 minutes away.
Heathrow airport is only 15 minutes away by car, Gatwick airport can also reached within 40 minutes.
There has been an estate at Wokefield since the first house was built in the 1560s for the wealthy Plowden family. Set in 250 acres of Berkshire parkland, its history is etched in the different architectural features that greet you throughout.
Now De Vere Wokefield Estate, the hotel has been completely transformed following a £20 million restoration throughout whether you choose to stay at Wokefield Place, Wellington Lodge or the estate’s historic Mansion House.
A high-tech dedicated conference building, Wokefield Place has been refurbished and kitted out with all the AV and IT you need. Here you’ll find The Pantry, a breakout space for refreshments, and The View, a restaurant serving delicious, nutritionist approved dishes for wellness and a healthy body and mind. Inspired by British heritage design, a new collection of bedrooms has also been created.
Once again the heart of the estate, the historic Mansion House has had a complete makeover and now offers 87 guestrooms, including 12 luxury suites, along with the restoration of a number of event spaces including the pillared Terrace Suite. A new Whisky Lounge is a cosy spot for drinks until the small hours.
Outside, you’ll find an 18-hole PGA-standard golf course, all-weather driving range and an outdoor activity course in the grounds.
Sitting just south-west of London, the hotel is located near Reading and is just 10 minutes from J11 of the M4 and 40 minutes from Heathrow Airport. There are fast, direct trains into London Paddington from Reading station.
Free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum bandwidth of 1Gb is available throughout the hotel and up to 100m within the grounds.
As you enter the magnificent Lodge Gates of the Estate and follow the sweeping drive along an avenue of ancient oak trees you will catch your first glimpse of Englefield House. Framed by woodlands and surrounded by beautiful formal gardens it is a truly imposing sight.
Upon reaching the House the views are equally as dramatic. From the Italianate terraces the gardens give way to parkland, home to a herd fallow deer, and gently roll down to the picturesque lake and the stunning Berkshire countryside beyond.
Combining a magnificent setting with a warm welcome and first class service, Englefield House is a unique and special venue for private and corporate events. Our versatile indoor and outdoor spaces lend themselves to special celebrations, board meetings, seminars, product launches, client dinners, training events and team building days.
Hobbs of Henley is a family run, boating business established in 1870 based on the River Thames in Henley-on-Thames. With three large passenger vessels amongst their 50+ fleet they can offer a unique and picturesque venue for meetings, corporate or private functions and team building events.
‘The New Orleans’ can take up to 125 passengers and is a stunning Mississippi style paddle steamer she has two decks: a fully enclosed saloon with bar, and an open upper deck for viewing the scenery.
‘The Waterman’ also has two decks and can take up to 100 passengers. With teak timberwork and comfortable soft furnishings it’s a great boat on which to hold private business meetings.
‘Hibernia’ is an exciting concept in passenger vessel design. she is encased in glass, allowing up to 60 guests wonderful visibility. The light, airy environment makes her a great choice for company days out.
All three vessels can be used in conjunction with any event based at a riverside venue in the Thames Valley.’
Hurley House Hotel is located in the heart of Berkshire, easily accessible from the towns of Henley-on-Thames, Marlow & Maidenhead, with quick access to the M4, M40, Heathrow and Central London. A recent and complete refurbishment of the property allows Hurley House to sit proudly amongst the many special event venues in the region – perfect for weddings, special occasions and private dining with 10 beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms and a health and beauty room.
A licensed wedding venue, Hurley House is also the winner of the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2019 for the “Best Small & Exclusive Property” in the UK and Ireland.It was awarded the 2019 “MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking” for the second year runningand the 2019 AA Gold Award 5 Stars for restaurant with rooms.
Surrounded by amazing landscaped gardens you’ll find our Macdonald Berystede hotel, a beautiful accessible four-star hotel and spa 5 minutes drive from Ascot racecourse. Perfect place for business or pleasure. With 126 charming bedrooms, 14 meeting rooms and space to hold up to 400 delegates our stunning large landscape is the perfect solution for group activities. Delegates can make the most of the experience by relaxing in our spa facilities or hit the Gym after a busy day of work.
Chic town house situated just two minutes walk from Windsor Castle, 120 bedrooms of pure luxury, ranging from executive suites to classic rooms in the heart of this historic town.
The contemporary rich interior design is the perfect place to unwind as it provides a naturally therapeutic environment after a busy day of work, free WiFi, spacious working area in bedrooms and business lounge are some of the details that you can enjoy while staying with us.
The Royal Borough of Windsor is home to some of the most well-known attractions in England and our luxurious Macdonald Windsor is the perfect base to experience them from.
Situated in Windsor town centre three minutes’ walk from Windsor Castle 5 minutes from Windsor & Eton central train station and 16 minutes drive from Heathrow.
Set in 15 acres of stunning gardens in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, sits The Royal Berkshire an elegant country house hotel. Originally built in 1705 for the Churchill family, the hotel is full of character and charm, whilst providing a range of modern facilities for any event or occasion. The Royal Berkshire offers 66 bedrooms in a beautiful mix of traditional and contemporary styles as well as 11 flexible function rooms. Whether it’s an important meeting, a training event or a conference, our choice of flexible spaces means you can select a style that suits your needs and requirements, whilst offering the very highest level of quality technology.
The venue also has dedicated Ideation and Energy Zones, the perfect breakout spaces to relax and enjoy a mid-meeting snack, with our fruit and pick and mix stations. If you’re looking for a meal a little more filling, dine in our restaurant, Fork, where you can enjoy a delicious array of dishes, or head to The Polo Bar or the terrace for an afternoon tea or deckchair picnic. If you’d like a more private setting, why not book our private dining experience where you’ll receive your own private room to enjoy food served by our friendly team. All conveniently located in Ascot, the Royal Berkshire is surrounded by key transport networks, making it easy for you to reach us, as well as return home swiftly at the end of your visit.
If we said to you a location that’s been the setting of many films, with 118 bedrooms, its own polo team and Her Majesty the Queen as a visitor, would you believe us?
Whether you’re coming for business or pleasure, Oakley Court’s rural beauty on the River Thames makes this venue a real getaway location for those wanting to escape the hectic routine of the city, or just life in general.
Looking for Conference rooms in Windsor? At The Oakley Court, there is a theory that the inspiration behind a creative brainstorming session or the success of a dynamic corporate event is often restricted by the constant noise of city life – are they right? Location is everything and you only have to venture down the road to find a good one here at The Oakley Court in Windsor.
40 minutes from the centre of London, 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport, and surrounded by beautiful scenery and extraordinary heritage, you’ll discover that a secluded hideaway with all the easy transport links really exists.
Stay and be wined and dined on a set that’s created by The Oakley Court events team and narrated by you to produce an experience that’s entirely unique and is yours alone.
Venue Reading is situated on the main University of Reading Whiteknights campus surrounded by 130 hectares of beautiful parkland. With all-year round availability, flexible range of capacities and facilities, including meeting rooms, lecture theatres, exhibition space and accommodation in our Cedars Hotel, all are available within one of our portfolios of venues, Whiteknights and London Road campus.
With everything from traditional buildings rich in heritage to modern state of the art spaces, clients can host an array of events, dinners and private functions, product launches, private parties, outdoor team building activities and much more. During the summer vacation Venue Reading have the capacity to accommodate large residential conferences, as further facilities including the halls of residence become available. These facilities provide a wider range of diverse space ideal for those larger functions including academic seminars and corporate events.
Venue Reading is in a prime location for the South-East of England and has excellent transport links. A mainline train station is approximately 2.5 miles from the Whiteknights campus and has good connections with most locations in the UK, along with regular bus services which stops directly on campus. Easily accessed from the M4 & M25 with London Heathrow airport approximately a 45 minute drive.
With a dedicated events team our aim is to ensure your event, whether large or small, is a complete success.
From meetings to parties, car launches to festivals, retreats to sporting events and as an unrivalled filming venue, Wasing can accommodate all, including events for 6 to 140 guests inside and up to 5000 outside.
The Meeting Room at the Stables Lodge is perfect for boardroom style up to 20 delegates and has a wall of glazed doors leading out to the private courtyard, which can also be used to host meetings, with views of the gardens and Church.
For larger meetings the light and airy Garden Room is perfect with its walls of glass bi-fold doors overlooking the Castle Barn. This space can seat up to 60 classroom style, 40 cabaret style or 100 theatre style.
The Stables bar is an inviting space to socialise after a day full of meetings and is perfect for pre-dinner drinks when dining at the Stables Lodge. On balmy summer evenings enjoy drinks in the courtyard overlooking the church and in the winter sink into one of our sumptuous sofas near the roaring log burner.
The Stables Lodge lounge can also be used for more informal meetings in a relaxed environment.
The Castle Barn, full of character and charm is a fantastic space seating up to 140 for dining and can also be used as a meeting space. It has a large terrace with a stretch tent over and outdoor seating for 50, not only perfect for dining but also for al-fresco meetings and events.
The lawns at The Secret Walled Garden are ideal for a tipi or stretch tent, to host an outdoor meeting under cover. The stunning Victorian glasshouse is perfect for lunch with views over the beautiful garden.
The Woodland is complete with an amazing purpose-built outdoor kitchen, firepits to sit around in the evening, a stretch tent to host the meeting or event, so even in the event of inclement weather guests can still admire the true beauty of the woodland. It even has mains electric and the internet.
Wasing can accommodate most activities from wild mushroom foraging to yoga or cycling the many tracks on the Estate. Why not opt for a treasure hunt that takes you around the main venue to the Woodland Venue, incorporating the most stunning woodland lakes, then on to the Walled Garden. Maybe mix in a few activities at certain points, like a Segway trail, archery or even cooking your own lunch in our wood fired pizza oven at the woodland.
With wonderful menus to suit every taste and style, our executive chef, Stu, and his enthusiastic team of brilliant chefs, delight in creating bespoke menus for your event. Push the boundaries and offer guests wild venison from the Wasing Woodlands or tasty Crayfish from the Estate’s rivers.
Situated at the venue are 26 stylish bedrooms. Every bedroom boasts bespoke design and absolute luxury within an elegant historical setting. They also benefit from sustainable heating and hot water, using a bio-mass boiler with the wood coming from our land.
Max capacity 300 delegates in the Great Barn | Variety of barns and gardens
Lillibrooke Manor has a variety of barns and gardens: the Great Barn, the Small Barn, the Engine House, the Manor Garden, the Cloister Garden and the Great Barn’s garden. The venue serves a maximum of 300 guests and has high-standard in-house catering. Lillibrooke is a stunning 15th century venue and is surrounded by 15 acres of fields and paddocks. The flexible spaces make it easy for any type of business event, and only 2 minutes from the M4/M40 and 2 miles from Maidenhead train station, it is easily accessible. Their team of well experienced staff and chefs are on hand to deliver a first class service and a truly unforgettable event.
Reputed to be the oldest inn in England, The Olde Bell offers a beautiful historic setting, where guests can rediscover the pleasures of the traditional inn. Combining great service, thoughtful design, robust food, and relaxed surroundings. The Olde Bell’s village-like feel has made it a popular venue for encouraging employees to think differently away from a standard corporate environment. Their six unique meeting and function rooms are brimming with style and quirkiness and excel as a great retreat.
On the grounds is The Tudor Tithe Barn, a beamed 16th Century Tudor barn which can host larger conferences, meetings and product launches for up to 180 guests and also boasts its own private bar and secluded courtyard. The Malthouse, a Victorian building houses five of the event rooms and can be hired for exclusive hire. The Malthouse is fully licenced for ceremonies and includes a dining room and bar, private walled garden and 14 bedrooms.
Described as the “UK’s” Sexiest Townhouse Hotel’ by the Evening Standard, The Roseate Reading is recognised for its artful conception and luxury. Originally the Shire Hall for Berkshire County Council, our 5-star Hotel in the town centre houses now 55well appointed bedrooms, our Aheli Spa and Gym, our restaurant and Bar of contemporary cuisine with cater for up to 92 guests and available for hire and 4 private rooms, including our private screening room Upstage Mini. Our flexible private rooms can accommodate up to 60 guests. The Cellar, Library and Eden serve as differentiated dining experience areas or as the perfect meeting room for your corporate event. The Roseate Reading has one of the biggest private cinema halls in Berkshire, with capacity for up to 30 delegates where we offer the ultimate cinematic experience to host your corporate event or presentations. Only 3 minutes walking from Reading Central Station and 25 min by direct train from London Paddington, our Hotel is the perfect venue to impress and host your event.
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